What do you do when you can’t let go of the past?
You know, maybe you say “It’s not you, it’s me,” but that doesn’t work for Damon Mitchell who sings about such issues on his new EP Elise.
Elise is a six-track record that gets the listener thinking about such conundrums.
But the music takes us beyond the dream of escape. Mitchell still has a soft spot in his heart for his girl and it’s obvious it’s going to take some time to get over her.
There’s a range of variety here, but the clear focus has obviously been to create an album that has wide appeal to lovers of pop music. It’s a no-frills record with a big heart that people will automatically like. Damon sounds a little like Richard Frank who used to sing about his life experiences in an understatedly loving way.
“Elise,” the title track has the long-tracking sound of distance growing between two people “Elise you were so mean, but don’t forget me. Release.” The pining feelings match the classic whining guitar that’s an important part of the song.
2. Just a Face
3. License Plate
5. World In Her Eyes